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Anymore News About NW F/C In CRJ-200?  
User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I'd love to see the seating arrangement or is it all on hold since they could be merging with another carrier? Thanks in advance.

Desmond in ILM,

Desmond MacRae in ILM
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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4365 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Apparently the costs could not be justified and the program has been dropped or shelved at this time.


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

It actually took a study to determine if this would be profitable or not?  eyepopping 

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8141 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

As AZJ mentioned, and the program was tabled indefinetely.

Yes, the did actually do a study and did investigate the feasibility of this idea. They wers seriously considering adding 2 row of F on a small sub-fleet of CRJ-200's.

Last year there supposedly was a "secret study" in MSP where they invited a select group of Worldperk Elites to gather feedback on CRJ-200 FC and supposedly had an aircraft outfitted with FC. The participants had to sign a non-disclosure agreement to participate.

Feedback from passengers was overwhelming positive (as you would expect).

NW's position was that they felt it could be used as a competitive tool against other airlines. They also knew that there were a number of routes where they were having to take weight restrictions anyways - so they reduced capacity with a FC could offset the number needed to be "bumped" anyways. Supposedly the numbers were close, it was based on the cost of fuel being significantly cheaper than were we are today.

As you can see now, the economics of the CRJ-200 deteriorate more as fuel increases. They work well on routes where there is a revenue premium but do no work well on low-yield / low demand routes.

User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

It really makes more senses to not do it. Wouldn'tit lower to Y class to 42 seats?

"Things change, friends leave, life doesn't stop for anybody." -- EAT'EM UP EAT'EM UP KSU!!
User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4365 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2758 times:

It would have been 44 seats - but perhaps an increase in revenue for paid F class tickets as well as the absent costs of the remedies to the pax for weight restrictions would have offset the costs. But as mentioned before, the 50 seat jet is already an expensive a/c to operate and with fuel prices being the way they are, decreasing ASMs on the plane isn't prudent at this time.


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